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Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Our Fighting Men and Women

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Although our fighting troops will continue to get paid -- at least for the time being -- the government shutdown must weigh heavily on their minds...

Andrea Stone

Marines Ask Troops About Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would it ruin unit cohesion? Lead to sexual harassment? Cause an exodus from the ranks? The questions sound like they're from the Def...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

US Occupation of Iraq - Will it Ever End?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

President Obama, listen and listen good; the Iraqis want an end to the American occupation of their country, and so do the American people.

Coming Home to America

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

With the troops coming home, America needs to come home to its senses and its roots. It is time for us to "come home to America." With the Labor Day holiday approaching, we need to get our citizens back to work.

Some Thoughts

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Still, where were these rabid partisans when we needed them then? When we needed a sound debate about the invasion into Iraq? Where were they then?

Friday Talking Points [135] -- The Sky Is Falling!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media, quite obviously, has lost any capacity it once may have had for self-examination, to say nothing of its sense of irony. Every so often, th...

Last U.S. Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait — As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and che...

The Forgotten War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No so very long ago, Afghanistan was known as "the forgotten war." But these days, Afghanistan is hard to miss in the headlines. Obama needs to begin talking about our newly-forgotten war: Iraq.

First Milestone Approaches In Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

America pulling combat forces out of Iraqi cities is going to have multiple effects within the country. At this point, nobody can accurately predict what those effects are going to be with 100 percent reliability.